Synth / Electronic / Ambient

“Jocelyn Robert is a multidisciplinary artist, active in the fields of sound and video art, installations, performance, computer art and writing since the late 1980s. He co-founded the audio and electronic arts centre Avatar in 1993 and has presented his work in numerous events and exhibitions across the globe. Robert lives and works in Quebec City, Canada, where he teaches at l'Ecole des arts visuels de l'Université Laval. 'The Maze' contains mostly field recordings, many with modified time scales, some...

"Drauf Und Dran is meant as a milestone and a guidepost, as a kind of musical peephole through the 'iron' curtain of what is familiar, perfected and conventional in music and into a sound universe that has officially only yet been explored cursorily."-Roedelius

“Hans-Joachim Roedelius is a pioneer in in the field of electronic music. He explains Drauf Und Dran: "The tracks released on this album originate from various creative periods of my career. They were recorded while I played Bösendorfer...

"11 unreleased compositions by Hans-Joachim Roedelius produced between 1990 and 2001. All of them are pearls of electronic deepness that show another side of the man that lives in the little Lower Austrian town Baden. His famous ultra-sweet piano melodies can be heard -- but they are not the center of the productions; instead, here is a more electronic side of his genius. With a minimalistic approach, he lets synth melodies fly high while some droney, melancholic atmospheres swell in the background…

Tom Rogerson's life as an improviser began when, as a toddler, he would clamber up onto his family piano stool and try to emulate his sister's playing. Now releasing his second solo album, a collaboration with Brian Eno, he feels that his musical life has come full circle: "I remember smashing out C Major chords again and again and really loving it. It's the same as what I do now, funnily enough, I've come back to it". After stints playing jazz in New York, a delipadated fenland hotel and in noise rock...

“Sam Rosenthal (USA) and Jarguna (Italy) merge with the sunset on their first electronic/ambient collaboration, a work that lingers in the ephemeral dusk of dreams. It's an evocative blend of drones and synths coloring the margins without overwhelming the music's essential fragility. Sensitive sonic montages lead listeners quietly into the twilight where the sustaining ambient moods eventually resolve to rise up again as in "Evening market of the petal fields part 3" where Erik Wollo's Kosmische electric...

“In June 2020 Michael Rother packed the trunk of his car full, making sure to include a selection of his favorite instruments and other effects, and set out on a trip from Bevern-Forst, where he has lived on an old farm since 1973, spending a half a century writing momentous pieces of music history, at times solo, and at others in collaboration with other artists (Hans Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius, Brian Eno et al.)
His two-day drive took him to Pisa, but it was not a vacation. Rother will stay..

“In June 2020 Michael Rother packed the trunk of his car full, making sure to include a selection of his favorite instruments and other effects, and set out on a trip from Bevern-Forst, where he has lived on an old farm since 1973, spending a half a century writing momentous pieces of music history, at times solo, and at others in collaboration with other artists (Hans Joachim Roedelius, Dieter Moebius, Brian Eno et al.)
His two-day drive took him to Pisa, but it was not a vacation. Rother will stay..

Great, spacy / quiet /restful’ release from the guitarist Chuck Johnson and the keyboardist Marielle Jakobsons. If ‘spacy / quiet / restful’ makes your ears stand up, then you want this!!

“There is an old Norse myth that says the great northern glaciers stored energy until they burst with fluorescent light, creating the Aurora Borealis. Saariselka is inspired by the meeting of earth and light, where slowly moving land masses merge with enveloping light fields. This sonic collaboration between...

Great, spacy / quiet /restful’ release from the guitarist Chuck Johnson and the keyboardist Marielle Jakobsons. If ‘spacy / quiet / restful’ makes your ears stand up, then you want this!!

“There is an old Norse myth that says the great northern glaciers stored energy until they burst with fluorescent light, creating the Aurora Borealis. Saariselka is inspired by the meeting of earth and light, where slowly moving land masses merge with enveloping light fields. This sonic collaboration between...

"Edition of 300. Günter Schickert, krautrock maestro of echo-driven psychedelia, returns on Marmo Music one-year-and-half after the release of the Labyrinth LP (MARMO 001LP, 2018). Mauerharfe consists of old and special material, which has officially never seen the light before. Berlin, August 1990, first post-wall Summer. Two friends, the locals Günter Schickert and gallerist Peter Unsicker perform a spectacular yet symbolically intimate interpretation of those epochal changing days by building a sound...

"Swallowing air and farting it out, that's the main life skill of the weatherfish. But what's best about him is his evocative German name: Schlammpeitziger. When German electronic artist Jo Zimmermann launched his solo career in the early 1990s, he chose to be identified with this creature living in the flat muddy waters of the European and Asian plains. Unlike the fish, Schlammpeitziger's early reputation was built on his inventive use of cheap Casio synthesizers and the use of composite nouns to name...

Electronic duo Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Peters (of the band Engineers) return with a second collaborative album titled Tomorrow Is Another Day, released by Bureau B. This second project offers a sublime exploration into their signature expressionistic landscapes while exploring the potential of a collaborative model in which Schnauss' keyboards and Peters' guitar work together in juxtaposition. Ulrich Schnauss, born in the industrial port town of Kiel in northern Germany in 1977, emerged in Berlin's...

"Transporting the sound of shoegazer aesthetics into an electronic context, this is how Ulrich Schnauss once described his artistic goal. Influenced by bands such as My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins and Chapterhouse on the one hand, yet wholly at ease with the electronica of bands like The Orb, Bionaut, Orbital, 808 State and unequivocally appreciative of veterans of the genre, Tangerine Dream or Manuel Göttsching, for example. A brother in spirit to Robin Guthrie, one might say -- an ...

“A reissue of Conrad Schnitzler's Con, originally released in 1978 in France on the Egg label.

Conrad Schnitzler: In the electric garden by Wolfgang Seidel, May 2020: "... Whilst on shore leave in Düsseldorf, Conrad Schnitzler heard about a professor at the School of Art (Kunstschule) who also accepted students into his class without high school diplomas. Conrad Schnitzler became one of them. The spirit of a fundamental new beginning bonded this generation of artists together, with Karlheinz....

“First-ever CD issue of Conrad Schnitzler's Conditions of the Gas Giant, originally released on cassette in 1988. The Berlin artist first released these recordings on a small American cassette label. Admirers of the seminal artist Conrad Schnitzler can be found all over the planet, including the USA, of course.
Matt Howarth, illustrator and independent comic artist, is one of them. He has been following Schnitzler's music since the early 1970s whilst drawing offbeat science fiction stories. One day...

“First-ever LP issue of Conrad Schnitzler's Conditions of the Gas Giant, originally released on cassette in 1988. The Berlin artist first released these recordings on a small American cassette label. Admirers of the seminal artist Conrad Schnitzler can be found all over the planet, including the USA, of course.
Matt Howarth, illustrator and independent comic artist, is one of them. He has been following Schnitzler's music since the early 1970s whilst drawing offbeat science fiction stories. One day...

"Conrad Schnitzler is incredible. I would dearly have loved to meet him, to have been present when he, Seidel and Baumann were working their magic at Paragon Studio. Fortuitously, Wolfgang Seidel, co-author of these pieces, has opened up his archive of recordings to the Bureau B label. He and Conrad Schnitzler spent many years together experimenting with sound, capturing the results on the two Consequenz albums, amongst others. I had the honor of meeting Wolfgang Seidel at the Golden Pudel Club during...

"Conrad Schnitzler is incredible. I would dearly have loved to meet him, to have been present when he, Seidel and Baumann were working their magic at Paragon Studio. Fortuitously, Wolfgang Seidel, co-author of these pieces, has opened up his archive of recordings to the Bureau B label. He and Conrad Schnitzler spent many years together experimenting with sound, capturing the results on the two Consequenz albums, amongst others. I had the honor of meeting Wolfgang Seidel at the Golden Pudel Club during...

“About the Con-Struct series:
Conrad Schnitzler liked to embark on daily excursions through the sonic diversity of his synthesizers. Finding exceptional sounds with great regularity, he preserved them for use in combination with each other in subsequent live performances. He thus amassed a vast sound archive of his discoveries over time. When the m=minimal label in Berlin reissued two Conrad Schnitzler albums at the outset of the 2010s, label honcho Jens Strüver was granted access to this audio...

“Robert Schroeder was one of Klaus Schulze's first disciples to record on the master's own Innovative Communications label, and Harmonic Ascendant remains one of the two or three best albums I.C. ever released.
Not content however to be merely a copyist, Schroeder forged his own identity as a composer of romantic, richly-textured electronic music that owed as much to Chopin as it did to Schulze. The architectonic structure of the individual movements that make up the title track is immaculately...

"One of the great musicians for deep and dubby ambient-techno. This album is full of all the classic elements and sounds as associated with dub-techno, and more!. Nice layered swirling textures, drifting spacious ambient, swirls of deep techno & elements of house that add extra layers of warmth and depth to the already deep album. The albums thoughtful moods and textured atmosphere explore a exquisite journey across tectonic deep spacious dub-techno across beats and rhythms, yet also chilled calming...

"Re-release of the impressive Klaus Schulze album "Angst" - soundtrack for the disturbing movie of the same title by Gerald Kragl. Originally released in 1984. The film was actually shot after Klaus Schulze's score. He got the script and on the basis of the script, he wrote the music. Director Kragl told him, "You can write the music as you like - just stick to the script! I will cut the film to the music, not adapting the music to the film." Normally, the music takes its cue from the film but in this....

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog.
Klaus's seventh album was an album of music for a porno movie from 1977. This is more music created for the soundtrack and is yet another great CD from the great man of spacey electronics. This is a classic 70's space work & is a pretty necessary title in any collection. Written as a soundtrack for a porn film, this is 4 long tracks that ooze those classic Berlin space sounds and feature Harald Grosskopf on drums, which is alw

“Re-release of the sought-after Klaus Schulze album „Cocooning", previously released as part of the strictly limited and long exhauseted 5CD Boxset „Contemporary Works II" (2002). First track "Easy Listening" is well-difined by the relaxed loops of Tom Dams and the filigree guitar play of Michael "Mickes" Luecker. The mysterious sounding "And She Is Kind And Gently" don't need any rhythm - a dialogue between Klaus and Tobias Becker, whose oboe and English horn is pleasing the ear on almost all Cocooning...

This title was completed and scheduled for release before Klaus died earlier this year, so this is the final album that he intended for release in his lifetime.

“Composer, musician and producer Klaus Schulze rolls out his extensive sounds, plays his legendary sequences and creates this unique 'Schulze atmosphere' for more than 50 years now. With "Deus Arrakis" the electronic legend now presents his new studio album.
Through his collaboration with Hans Zimmer for the Oscar-winning soundtrack..

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased material, and put them into chronological order! This set covers the early classic period: 1972-1975.

"“North of the Yukon“ and “Study for Philip K. Dick“ are from another historic tape with no date or other markings, with no real start and no end...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased material, and put them into chronological order! This is the third in the series and this set covers his totally classic and possibly greatest period of 1975-1976. This is a gigantic amount of great music at a great price. Highly recommended.

FINALLY back in print, back in stock and STILL completely essential!
In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased material, and put them into chronological order! This is the fourth in the series and this set covers his totally classic and possibly greatest period of 1975-1976. This is a gigantic...

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased material, and put them into chronological order! This is the fifth in the series and this set covers his totally classic and possibly greatest period of 1976-1977. This is a gigantic amount of great music at a great price. Highly recommended.

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased material, and put them into chronological order! This is the sixth in the series and this set covers his totally classic period of 1977-1979. There's even a concert with Arthur Brown from 1979! This is a gigantic amount of great music at a great price. Highly....

In the 1990s, when most of his best known material wasn't generally available, there were 3 huge archival sets of all unreleased material of his work released. This series will take these long out of print archival releases, add yet more unreleased material, and put them into chronological order!

"DURING THE YEARS 1977-1983...Klaus Schulze recorded some of his more introspective works. Albums like MIRAGE, DUNE, and DIG IT saw a significant change in his style of playing and his way of composing...

This revisits a very obscure (I didn't even know it existed!) 1994 soundtrack to a French movie of the same title. It includes a bonus track recorded at the same sessions but not used in the film. It also adds a 16 minute track recorded in 2004 for use on a promotional-only CD of which only 300 were made.

New series of quality reissues from on Universal, who own the Brain catalog. This live album, originally released in 1980 was always one of his harder-to-find releases and it was also the end of the line of his amazing run of analog synthesizer classics. The next one after this was Dig It, his first digital album, which is quite a good work, but also the beginning of the next phase of his sound.

"Klaus Schulze's twelfth solo album was originally released in 1980 and received brilliant reviews...

"One of the great overlooked albums of the 1970s, Time Actor was the result of a collaboration between legendary Crazy World & Kingdom Come visionary Arthur Brown and German Synthesiser and Ambient genius Klaus Schulze, recording under the pseudonym of his alter-ego Richard Wahnfried. The resulting record was a unique fusion of Brown’s amazing vocals and eccentric musical visions and Schulze’s innovative keyboard playing.
Originally released on the German Innovative Communication label, Time Actor...

"Megatone is the third studio album by Klaus Schulze's side project, Richard Wahnfried, released in 1984. On this album, Schulze collaborates with Michael Garvens, Axel-Glenn Müller, Ulli Schober, Michael Shrieve and Harald Katzsch. During the eighties, the German synth legend Klaus Schulze pursued his solo adventure, working at the same time for his Wahnfried project. This "Megatone" brings something new to his usual "kosmische musik". A new element appears once again after the classic "Time Actor"...

Since the late seventies Klaus Schulze uses the alter ego Richard Wahnfried. This pseudonym shows his love for the music of classical composer Richard Wagner and also serves as an outlet for Klaus Schulze to work informally and beyond stylistic borders with musicians of other genres. The album “Tonwelle” was released in 1981 as Richard Wahnfried’s second – and it was recorded by a top-class cast. For the first time since having left Ash Ra Tempel, Schulze is working again with Manuel Goettsching whose...

God knows how many albums later, Klaus is still making very good records. Not every one is very good, but this, his latest (as of May, 2018) sure is!

"Following the celebrations of his 70th birthday in August 2017, Klaus Schulze, one of the most important electronic music artists worldwide, has announced the release of his new studio recording Silhouettes for May 2018. The four pieces ´Silhouettes`, ´Der lange Blick zurück`, ´Quae simplex` and ´Châteaux faits des vent`, which he worked on between..

"Originally recorded in 2000 and only available in the rare and long deleted 10 CD boxset Contemporary Works, The Crime Of Suspense is a welcome addition to the Klaus Schulze re-release catalogue. On Good Old 4 On The Floor Schulze delivers a trance track classic with soul, while Overchill is refined by the beautiful voice of Julia Messenger. Two previously unreleased bonus tracks have been added to this definitive version of The Crime Of Suspense."

“Re-Release of the high acclaimed album "Virtual Outback" (originally released 2000 as part of the strictly limited and long exhausted 5-CD-boxset "Contemporary Works II").
Virtual Outback was just one single track: the elegiac 65 minute The Theme: The Rhodes Elegy, one of the most favourite of many Schulze fans.
The bonus track is from a filling work for the Chinese mass rally China Millenium on the occasion of the turn of millennium 200/2001. After Klaus' delivery the chinese government said...

“Complex re-release of the most remarkable and worldwide sought afterSeries "The Dark Side Of The Moog" by German electronic pioneers Klaus Schulze and Pete Namlook (aka Peter Kuhlmann), each with 5 CDs, incl. bonus material and new linernotes. The first box contains Vol. 1 to Vol. 4 and the "Best Of"-Album "The Evolution Of The Dark Side Of The Moog".
Their relationship between Klaus and Pete and the exchange of ideas was unorthodox from the beginning of their co-operation, in that they rarely met...

“Klaus Schulze always consciously looked for artists who were a complementary antipode, who inspired him and enriched his own world of sound.
In Rainer Bloss, whom Klaus got to know by sending him a demo tape, he found a partner who had exactly these requirements.
Rainer Bloss was a trained musician and composer who composed and produced numerous soundtracks for films and music for theater plays. He was also the head of the Rainer Bloss Sextet and a member of the band Wir.
His virtuosity as..

“Not quite a normal Schulze-Album. This album is one of Klaus' sideline ideas, a "Wahnfried" release. And certainly not exactly a genuine and typical "Schulze", if such a character does exist at all. In the 90ties there was a new musical dance fashion, called Techno, Trance, Ambient or Chillout, and most of its champions called Klaus and Kraftwerk respectfully the "Fathers of Trance and Techno". Parts of former Schulze discs were being played in dance halls, and Techno producers used Klaus' music for...

“Dieter Schütz, born in Flensburg (Germany) in 1955, was a highly talented multi-instrumentalist who, unfortunately, died at the age of only 36. Shortly before his death, he founded the pop rock trio Deja Vue together with his partner Ulla Witt and his friend Adelbert von Deyen, of which the album "Nightflight" was released in 2004 only at the instigation of Adelbert von Deyen. When Dieter Schütz died suddenly on September 25, 1991, he left behind no less than 500 songs and instrumentals composed and...

"For years J. Peter Schwalm's compositions and productions have been impressive proof of the power of sound without words. More consistent than ever, on his new album How We Fall, he creates sound sculptures that transcend common categories. Their structures can take on rough or gently curved forms, unfold associative or contemplative effects, and may even make the listener shiver. Schwalm's feel for nuances, tension arcs and individual sounds is based on talent and many years of experience....

J. Peter Schwalm: piano, drums, electronics and programming
Arve Henriksen: trumpets, percussion and voices

“J. Peter Schwalm (born 1970, Frankfurt am Main) is a German composer and music producer, active in the fields of electronic music, ambient, radio drama, film, theatre and ballet. He is best known for his work with musician Brian Eno. He lives and works in Frankfurt.
Neuzeit, which German electro-acoustic composer J. Peter Schwalm views through his new duo outing with the...

"Since 1998 and for six years, Schwalm worked continually with Eno, releasing numerous joint works, including the album Drawn From Life and the soundtrack to the film Fear X by Nicholas Winding Refn, all the while giving celebrated joint performances in Europe and Japan. Since 2006, Schwalm has been repeatedly invited by the Punktfestival in Kristiansand, where he performed as celebrated live-remixer. As one of the most respected exponents of this particular art form, he collaborated with several well....

High quality vinyl re-edition of this 1974 Sensations Fix album! Highly recommended!

Sensations Fix were for too long a great, under-recognized Italian electronic/spacemusic/rock/progressive band who, unlike so many other 70s greats remained undiscovered until relatively recently because most of their material was never reissued!

If you saw this in 1974, like I did, and you read the quote on the back cover, "Dear Robert, you'll be glad to know that the heavenly music organisation is here..

"Released in 1975 by Gull Records, Psi-Fi was the second album by SEVENTH WAVE, initially a studio project which was the brainchild of musicians KEN ELLIOTT and KIERAN O'CONNOR (previously with the pioneering group Second Hand).
Psi-Fi followed on from the acclaimed Things to Come (released the previous year) and was the result of many sessions at Chalk Farm Studios in London. Unlike the previous Seventh Wave album, Psi-Fi saw keyboard player / vocalist Ken Elliott and percussionist Kieran O'Connor...

"Released in 1974 by Gull Records, Things To Come was the brainchild of musicians KEN ELLIOTT and KIERAN O'CONNOR (previously with the pioneering group Second Hand).
The conceptual album was recorded at Chalk Farm Studios in London and was the result of many hours of meticulous overdubbing, with Ken Elliott playing an arsenal of keyboards and utilizing the latest synthesizer technology of the day (in addition to providing vocals), whilst Kieran O'Connor played a multitude of percussion....